District 1 is now the Southeast Community Organization!
Our district council has a new name! The Southeast Community Organization is your connection to city and county officials. We guide you to local government resources and keep you informed of issues that arise in our neighborhoods. In collaboration with community members in our district, we address issues around business development, the environment, parks, transportation, safety, housing and other matters. We work with you to help you build relationships with your neighbors and create the kind of community you would like to see.
Find the SECO Newsletter on our site
Proposed By-Law Changes
Recent pandemic issues have required changes in how SECO does business. Instead of holding our annual meetings and elections this year, we have postponed our annual meetings indefinitely We held elections on-line through a Google platform. This allowed us to keep moving forward in our work; allowing retiring board members to move on, and bringing new members up to speed.
We are reviewing changes to the by-laws (our rules of operation) to accommodate these activities and make an allowance for any sort of possible emergency in the future.
The following language is in draft form, and is meant to provide an overview:
Road Narrowing on McKnight
This summer, the county will be narrowing McKnight Road as a means of reducing speeds and increasing safety for pedestrians. In our community, this narrowing will take place between Burns Avenue and Pond Avenue, which is just south of Londin Lane on the Maplewood side.Read more on our News page.
If you have questions, please contact the project lead Khamsai Yang at 651/266-7157 or Khamsai.Yang@ramseycounty.mn.us.
Got COVID Concerns? Contact Us.
Though the SECO office is closed, southeast residents are invited to call our phone line and leave a message if you have questions about resources. Betsy or Shaquonna will get back to you as soon as we are able. Please be safe, and keep an eye our for neighbors who may need assistance.
How Do You Want to Be Honored?
The District Councils have historically held an annual after-work event (Neighborhood Honor Roll) to honor community members on activities they have done that go "above and beyond" in our districts! This has been a structured event at the University of St. Thomas where award-winners have been honored by city staff and council members.
We're taking time to explore the ways that residents want to be recognized and celebrated in the communities where they do so much. Please take a moment to respond to the survey below. This will help us gain an understanding of what our residents appreciate. Thank you!
Community Member Survey about Recognition
Master Planning for Point Douglas Trail
The City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation has secured Legacy funding to prepare a master plan for a future regional trail along Point Douglas Road between Burns Ave and Bailey Rd. Complete the Pt. Douglas Trail survey to share you input.